Assistant Technical Director of Stage Operations (Summer Seasonal)
The Glimmerglass Festival seeks an Assistant Technical Director of Stage Operations for its 2024 Summer Festival season.
The ATD of Stage Operations works as a member of the four person Technical Direction team and as the Department Manager of a twelve person Stage Operations team; they report to the Technical Director, and work alongside two Assistant Stage Operations Managers, five Stage Operations Staff, and four Stage Operations Apprentices. The ATD of Stage Operations plans and supervises the execution of scenic changeovers, and load-ins/load-outs of the four mainstage productions, a children’s opera, and other events occurring on the main stage. Assists in conjunction with the ATD of Rigging in the planning and execution of rigging changeovers. Schedules scenic and prop run crews and changeovers including coordinating rehearsal halls runs with appropriate scenic and prop elements. Assists supervising the TD Apprentice. Archives productions for future rentals. Maintains stage and storage areas including warehouse with special attention given to future rentals. Attends some technical rehearsals, and acts as a show supervisor when needed. Schedule is highly variable, often working nights and weekends. Experience running shows and knowledge of safe stage practices is required. Ideal candidates will have worked in a repertory setting, be organized, and have basic AutoCAD knowledge. Experience leading a large and diverse crew and being part of a team is essential. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training, workshops, and seminars are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential.
This position runs May 5 to August 25, 2024. $22.30/Hr. plus $885 in preseason pay to cover time spent on hiring department staff and cover time for training required by the Festival prior to arrival on campus. Housing is provided plus travel reimbursement up to $200.
The Glimmerglass Festival seeks to hire persons of all backgrounds, lived experiences, and identities. Developing and investing in our employees is our highest priority to achieve an environment that fosters company wide success. The Festival aims to employ individuals at varying stages of their careers, who have a desire to work for a leading arts organization that values professional and personal growth through collaboration and commitment to creating the highest quality product possible. In order to learn more about the initiatives and actions we are taking to make progress in these areas, please visit our website, HERE.
The Glimmerglass Festival is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data or any other legally protected status.
The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as December. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.
Experience running shows and knowledge of safe stage practices is required. Ideal candidates will have worked in a repertory setting, be organized, and have basic AutoCAD knowledge. Experience leading a large and diverse crew and being part of a team is essential. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned.